How long have you worked at CASP? 7.5 years
What did you start off doing at CASP and what is your current title? I was an Enrollment Specialist and now I’m the Tuition and Subsidies Coordinator.
What does a typical day at CASP look like for you? I stay busy communicating with families about tuition. I am the go-to person for families that are applying for scholarships and DHS subsidies.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? Hopefully helping families meet their financial needs with flexible payment schedules and an understanding ear.
What do you feel that you’ve been able to contribute to CASP as an organization? I feel that I have been able to give a big part of my heart to my work at CASP. I was once a CASP parent in addition to working for CASP.
What are some of your best memories at CASP? Building relationships with my co-workers. We have had lots of laughs & smiles!
How long have you worked at CASP? 5 years
What did you start off doing at CASP and what is your current title? I started as the Enrollment and Information Specialist and now I am the Assistant Director of Child Services
What does a typical day at CASP look like for you? I have many responsibilities. A main task includes coordinating staffing alongside our Director of Child Services. I help make sure that staff know when they need to sub and get messages to staff concerning program changes, among many other things. I am also the go-to person for special accommodations for children and I make sure that all staff are communicating effectively about children’s needs. Finally, I work with our Administrative Assistant to enroll new students!
What has been the most rewarding part of your job? It is rewarding when I am able to help families with aftercare needs and knowing that we have relieved the burden of their children being safe and cared for.
What do you feel that you’ve been able to contribute to CASP as an organization? I feel that I’ve been able to help CASP be more effective and efficient for both our staff and the families and children that we serve.
What are some of your best memories at CASP? I really enjoy our staff get togethers (office staff and all the staff from the programs as well). I love all the energy they bring and the laughter. LOVE LOVE LOVE the laughter :).
How long have you worked at CASP? 11 years
What does a typical day at CASP look like for you? I process staff applications and participate in the interview process with potential staff. If a person is a good candidate for CASP, I offer them a position and then coordinate their new employee orientation. A lot of work goes into hiring and starting a new employee from the time we get their application to the time we actually send them out to the program for their first day. Aug-Oct and Dec-Feb is a particularly busy time with new employees.
A typical day also includes maintaining DHS files and personnel files, coordinating trainings and maintaining training records, and processing payroll. I’m also a certified trainer with the American Heart Association to train and certify our staff in first aid and cpr/aed training.
What has been the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is seeing a new staff member grow with our program. If I can make a good decision in hiring someone that I feel is going to be an asset for CASP, and they succeed as an employee, then that is a reward to me. I’m a parent myself and I only want the best for CASP when it comes to caring for our kids. Watching an employee start with our program as a teacher and eventually work up to a site director or even program manager makes me feel good about the decision I made to hire them. I think CASP has a lot of good staff members!
What do you feel that you’ve been able to contribute to CASP as an organization? I think I do a good job of staying organized, which is very important when hiring staff. My job and duties require organization so I try really hard to keep good notes, and put ideas into place when it comes to sitting down at my desk and doing my job.
What are some of your best memories at CASP? My best memory of CASP is the time I was popping popcorn and had moved the machine to a new spot and didn’t realize it was by a smoke detector. I didn’t burn the popcorn but the steam from popping it went up to the smoke detector and set it off. We were laughing that the little bit of steam would set it off but then we heard these sirens and they were getting louder and closer to the office. Then a fire truck pulls up in the parking lot with the its lights and sirens going off and all these fire fighters jump off the truck and come into the office. All the girls took off and left me up there by myself. I took the blame since I was the one popping the corn, but they had to actually file a report and take down my name and information. I thought I was going to popcorn jail!
Heather – Administrative Assistant
How long have you worked at CASP? I have worked at CASP for almost 1.5 years!
What did you start off doing at CASP and what is your current title? I began working as a part-time Office Assistant. I am now the full-time Administrative Assistant – it includes everything I used to do plus a thousand things more! Better title = more responsibilities.
What does a typical day at CASP look like for you? My days vary. You will normally catch me talking on the phone with parents either already in the program or wanting more info on what CASP has to offer. I also help Alebra with enrolling new students and other various tasks needed to keep our program running smoothly. I am always available to help our site staff, Be Fit leaders, Be Smart leaders and just about anyone that asks for help!
What has been the most rewarding part of your job? I think the most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I am a part of an organization that is helping hundreds of kids/families in my community by offering a safe place for children to be while their parents finish up the work day.
What do you feel that you’ve been able to contribute to CASP as an organization? I think I have helped by coming to the table ready to work and being able to do so as a team player. A lot of what we do, especially the enrollment part of things, we have to be able to communicate with not only parents but with each other too. Communication and being attentive to those around me is a huge part of my job.
What are some of your best memories at CASP? I have so many good memories at CASP, I don’t think I can pick just one! But, we celebrate almost every holiday with either doing potlucks or by going out to eat together as group and I just love it. Not just because of the delicious food either! I enjoy getting to spend time with my co-workers and hearing about their families or whatever craziness they are getting into that weekend!